NBA Waiver Wire: Week 3 Look-Ahead
NBA Waiver Wire: Week 3 Look-Ahead

This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.

Over the entire 2018-19 season, there are only five instances of a team playing five games over a single Fantasy week (Monday to Sunday). Two of those five will take place during Week 3, when both the 76ers and the Trail Blazers have a packed schedule. That adds a ton of value to 76ers or Trail Blazers in any format without a strong games maximum.

The players below are listed in the order I'd recommend adding them.

This article will focus on players available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. That said, especially this early in the season, ownership levels don't quite correlate with value the same way that they will later in the season.

Many teams are reluctant to part with some bad draft picks, meaning that some good players are still available, even in deep competitive leagues. Since there are still many valuable players who are widely available but miss that 50-percent cut-off, it's worth checking your waiver wire to see if any of the following players are still available:

Cedi Osman, Cavaliers (63 percent owned)
Danny Green, Spurs (60 percent owned)
Wesley Matthews, Mavericks (52 percent owned)
T.J. Warren, Suns (62 percent owned)
Jae Crowder, Jazz (51 percent owned)
Derrick Rose, Timberwolves (53 percent owned)

E'Twaun Moore, Pelicans (36 percent owned)
Next week's schedule: at Den, at GS, at Por, at SA
Put simply, Moore is only still available because he was so underrated in the preseason. He's averaging

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Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living in Delaware.
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